Good Frisbee Golf Discs for Beginners
Beginner Tips – What Discs To Buy?
For a new disc golfer, determining which discs to buy can be really confusing. There are literally hundreds of different frisbee golf discs currently manufactured, multiple plastic grades, and varying weights.
Which discs and options should you choose?
My advice to beginners is to keep it simple. When you’re first starting out, you don’t need a full bag of discs, a starter set of three is sufficient. It’s more important to perfect your technique while getting used to a few beginner friendly discs.
What discs are beginner friendly?
For distance purposes, light weight understable discs are generally best. Golf discs typically weigh between 150 and 175 grams. Understable discs are easier to control, get more distance, and produce less fade than other drivers for players with slower arm speeds.
Faster is not always better. For beginners, midrange discs may fly farther than distance drivers. A fairway driver like the Innova Leopard or Latitude 64 River will likely perform better than any distance driver. For newer disc golfers, I recommend considering discs with a speed no greater than 9.
At Infinite Discs, we have several tools to help new disc golfers buy the right discs.
Disc Buying Guide
Disc golf has its own terminology. We offer a guide that explains things such as stability, disc speed, fade, turn, plastic differences, disc brands and more.
Find The Perfect Disc Search Engine
Within our “find the perfect disc” search one of the options is “player skill level.” By selecting “beginner” your disc search will narrow down the infinite options to only those discs recommended for new players. Add some options such disc type and star rating, and choosing a great disc will be easy.
We have four different disc golf sets designed specifically for beginners. These sets include three different discs: a driver, midrange disc, and putter.
For beginners, you really want to focus on getting a consistent throwing motion. It’s amazing how much difference there is between discs, and the way they fly. If a new player uses too many discs to begin with, it is harder to develop that proper technique and will cause more frustration.
Also, new players need to realize that they don’t have to use the “drivers” for drives. It may be best to just use the mid range disc until you get confident, and if there is less distance from mid range throws, it will be very minimal at first.
Love to see disc golf growing. If you’re a beginner. Buy some discs, you won’t regret it.